Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
216 AM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

FLZ168-290000-
/O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0035.141228T1200Z-141229T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-
216 AM EST SUN DEC 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS....STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY TODAY DUE TO A NORTHEAST
  SWELL ALONG THE PALM BEACH COAST. SWIMMING IS NOT ADVISED. THE
  HIGHEST SURF AND STRONGEST RIP CURRENTS WILL BE EXPECTED ALONG
  THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE PALM BEACH COAST FROM LAKE WORTH TO
  JUPITER INLET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN
CALM AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM
THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$

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